ENGCV223-19B (HAM)

Water Engineering 1

15 Points

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School of Engineering


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Paper Description

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This course covers the basic principles of fluid mechanics. Topics include fluid statics, fluid dynamics, Bernoulli and energy equations, momentum analysis of flow structures, flow measurement, dimensional analysis, internal flow in pipes and ducts, external flow over streamlined and bluffed bodies, pump sizing and selection, and an introduction to open channel flow.

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Paper Structure

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The paper content is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, laboratories and workshops.

Please note that the tutorials, workshops and laboratories start in the second week of the semester and are an essential part of the learning for this paper.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Explain in scientific terms the underlying principles and mechanisms that govern the behaviour and motion of fluids in internal and external flows.
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  • Apply dimensional analysis principles to fluid modelling of real world situations.
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  • Solve practical fluid problems that engineers are likely to face in the real world.

    These include:

    • application of Newton’s law of viscosity to shearing surfaces,
    • hydrostatics to submerged surfaces,
    • the application of the Bernoulli equation to mechanical energy process,
    • pump sizing,
    • pipe friction loss,
    • linear and angular momentum,
    • drag and lift calculations,
    • open channel flow calculations.
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The learning outcomes are assessed using a combination of:

Assignments (10%)

The assignments form an important part of the paper, as they allow you to practice important concepts, and therefore help cement your knowledge as well as prepare for the test and exam. There will be a total of five assignments over the semester which will be released via Moodle.

Laboratories (10%)

There are a total of four laboratory sessions over the semester.

Group Project (20%)

In this group project, you will be designing a simplified small town water supply system.

Test (10%)

There will be one restricted book test to help you prepare for the final exam. ONE sheet (2 sides) of A4 notes. The test is worth 10% of your final grade. The date is shown below. The format will be discussed in class prior to the test.

Final exam (50%)

The final examination, held during Examination weeks, will cover the whole semester’s lecture material. It will be a closed book examination. Programmable calculators, not containing stored information, are allowed.

The format of the final examination will be discussed in lectures during the last week of the course.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test
5 Aug 2019
6:00 PM
2. Assignments
  • Hand-in: Assignment Box
3. Lab Worksheets
  • Hand-in: Assignment Box
4. Water Distribution Network Group Project
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Hand-in: Assignment Box
5. Exam
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Çengel, Y.A., & Cimbala, J. M. (2010). Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications. Second Edition, McGraw Hill Publication

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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where you will be able to access lecture notes, lecture recordings, and assessment materials. There are also discussion forums where you can both ask and answer questions.

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices etc. and it is your responsibility to check the site regularly. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.

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36 hr lectures, 11 hr tutorials, 8 hr of labs, 8 hr of workshops plus 87 hr for assessment and independent study.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisites: ENGEN110 or ENGG110 or ENGME221 or ENMP221




Restricted papers: ENGCB223, ENMP223, ENGME323

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